Pine Tree Quilters Plan For Annual Quilt Show

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. All year round, the Pine Tree Quilters group meets Tuesday mornings at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center out on Colin Kelly Highway, to make beautiful warm quilts, and then give them away to those in need. In the past, they have given quilts to the county’s nursing/rehab centers, migrant workers (through the Catholic Church), veterans (through the American Legion), A Woman’s Pregnancy Center of Madison, Healthy Start and the Madison County Health Department, to name a few. When preparing baby quilts for the Madison Health Department, the Pine Tree Quilters make up a little “bundle” that includes baby clothes and other baby items wrapped in the quilt. The Health Department then gives these out while the supply lasts, to low-income women when they come in for their prenatal check-ups. Their skilled quilt-making is a labor of love and it shows in the colorful, carefully crafted quilts they make and give away, but they still have to buy the supplies to make them. So, once a year, they hold their Annual Brunch and Quilt Show as a fundraiser. This is their 18th year for the Brunch and Quilt Show, and it’s happening Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. until noon at the UMCM Center at the corner of Colin Kelly Highway and NE Dill Ave. That’s near Hanson, about five miles north of town. There will be

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